Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 7,000 in 199 cities
On eve of the Iranian New Year, Mrs. Rajavi offers prayers for a speedy recovery of patients, her condolences to victims’ families
The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon Thursday, March 29, that the number of fatalities of Coronavirus in 199 cities across Iran exceeds 7,000. Numerous reports show that the death toll in Qom is more than 1,000, the fatalities in Alborz have passed 500, and in Central Province stand at 169. During the past 24 hours, at least 30 people have died in Tehran, 43 in Mazandaran, 30 in Khorasan Razavi, 15 in Hamadan, 15 in Kerman, and 16 in Gilan.
Despite the cover-up, the regime's Ministry of Health admitted that 149 people lost their lives in the past 24 hours. But Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, head of Iran’s Medical Organization, said, "The figures are definitely more than those provided by the Ministry of Health. We are still on the ascending slope. ... As it stands this situation may even continue until the end of May and beyond.”
After weeks of denial, Ali Rabiei, Hassan Rouhani’s spokesman, also admitted today, "The death toll may be higher, and the test results for (the victims) could have been wrong. Some have died and we might not have known it was due to Coronavirus… there may be some shortcomings in the figures ...and sometimes you may see a jump in our announcement.”
On the eve of Nowruz, (the Iranian New Year), Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), again offered her condolences to the relatives of Coronavirus victims, wishing them patience and perseverance. She extended her prayers for the speedy recovery of those suffering from the virus.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that by covering up the information on the outbreak of the virus, Iran’s ruling religious dictatorship had caused the spread of the virus across the nation. And destroying the infrastructure of Iran’s health system in the past 40 years and refusing to allocate the resources controlled by the IRGC and foundations affiliated to Ali Khamenei, it is also directly responsible for the shocking rise in fatalities. The regime’s president, however, shamelessly claims that the mullahs are ahead of Paris, London and Berlin in dealing with the outbreak. In reality, the mullahs’ conduct vis-à-vis the Coronavirus outbreak constitutes a manifest case of crime against humanity and requires international scrutiny by the United Nations Security Council.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
March 19, 2020